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Accession Number ADA570701
Title Coating Performance in Duluth Superior Harbor. Part 2.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author B. J. Little R. I. Ray
Abstract Sixteen miles (26 km) of carbon steel (CS) sheet piling (12-mm thick ASTM A3281 cold rolled) used for docks, bridges, and bulkheads in the Duluth Superior Harbor (DSH) in Minnesota and Wisconsin are corroding at an accelerated rate of 3 mm/y or higher. The corroded pilings have an orange rusty appearance characterized by tubercles (i.e., corrosion products and deposits covering areas of localized corrosion). Barrier coatings provide one option for protection of extensive structures in fresh water, and nine coatings were evaluated for corrosion protection of CS coupons and I-beams around DSH after 46 and 35 months, respectively. Part 1 (September 2012 MP) described the coatings used and the locations of coupons and I-beams. Part 2 discusses the results of the evaluation.
Keywords Algae
Carbon steels
Corrosion inhibition
Digital images
Dsh(Duluth superior harbor)
I beams
Pile structures

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71E - Coatings, Colorants, & Finishes
71J - Iron & Iron Alloys
71N - Nonferrous Metals & Alloys
Corporate Author Naval Research Lab., Stennis Space Center, MS. Oceanography Div.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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